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3 questions about Scrum

April 3, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I just asked this on Scrum Practitioners group but thought I'd ask them here as well.

I've been doing Scrum for almost twenty years, Kanban for a decade and Lean for 15 years.

#1

The fact that Scrum is a simple, lightweight framework is always assumed to be a good thing. When training a team doing software development, why not start out with more in it and have a framework designed for software developers?

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Agile at Scale & the Different Approaches to Achieve It. Part 1

April 3, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Scaling Agile can mean 3 things:

  1. Take an Agile approach, such as Scrum across the org while still having small projects
  2. Increase the # of ppl on a project in an attempt to finished them faster
  3. Make already large projects Agile

All 3 of these require:

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Essential Parts of Software Development

April 2, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I wrote a series of posts on linkedin and duplicated them here:

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When You Are Doing Software Development Should Scrum Be Just a Framework?

March 28, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In my prior post I suggested we've learned a lot in the last 20 years in software development. Many still believe that Scrum should be a simple framework & not add any of this knowledge into the framework. While that may make sense for Scrum as a general framework, but I think it is insane (in the sense of doing the same thing expecting a different result) for software developers. There are many things that virtually all teams should do. At least as many that should be doing cross-functional teams and time-boxing.

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Why we should be adding things to the Scrum Framework – A Reflection

March 25, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Let's see. Scrum is a framework for solving complex problems that came out in the mid-late 90s. We've learned a lot since then (not in any particular order):

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